500 Days of President Trump

One of the storied barometers of an American president’s standing with voters is the “100-day Mark,” which President Trump has long since passed.  Polls conducted around that time in April 2017 pegged the president’s job approval at a relative low compared to previous presidents, with his approval rating clocking in at 40{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}.  Roughly 400 days […]

Sugar Spans the Partisan Divide

Public Opinion Strategies has a candy bowl at the front desk.  The selection of candy is expertly curated by our office manager, who can tell you the candy preference of almost everyone on staff.  On my several-times-daily trip to the front for a mini Krackle Bar, I’ve learned that some of the POS partners prefer […]

Don’t Walk Barefoot on Planes, and Other Ways Not to Annoy Other Passengers

For your next flight, would you rather sit next to an aromatic passenger or an inattentive parent?  A seat kicker or a personal space violator? While neither is usually ideal, Expedia surveyed 18,229 adults across 23 countries in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia-Pacific to find out travelers’ biggest pet peeves. When asked about […]

The Tax Reform Lifeline

Less than six months ago, many political insiders were predicting Democrats would almost certainly take control of the U.S. House and even had the opportunity to take over the U.S. Senate. Now, many of these same prognosticators are changing their tune as prospects improve for Republicans. The change didn’t happen overnight, but a clear trend […]

Biden: His Time?

While we may still be six and a half months from the 2018 midterm elections, the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination to take on President Donald Trump is the proverbial elephant (donkey?) in the room.  CNN’s March 2018 national survey offers interesting insights into the preferences of Democrats and Democratic-leaning Independents as to […]

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

In 2017, the world saw a very close attempt at breaking the 2 hour marathon barrier, a mistake in announcing the Best Picture winner at the Oscars, and the first World Series trophy for the Houston Astros. It was also the year that reversed the downward decline in daily coffee consumption. The National Coffee Drinking […]

Americans oppose banning after-hours work email

In March, New York City Councilman Rafael Espinal introduced legislation that would make it illegal for employers to require workers to check and respond to email and other electronic communication outside of normal business hours.  Last year, similar “right to disconnect” protocols went into effect in France.  In our constantly connected world, banning after-hours email […]

The Times They Are A-Changin’ – NBC/WSJ Social Trends

As the last several decades have brought a number of changes in American society, a majority of Americans say they feel comfortable with these changes. The latest NBC/WSJ poll conducted in March asked this question: “Over the past few years there has been a debate about changes in American society and the country becoming more […]

Trumping President Obama: Who Gets Credit for the Economy?

Voters have consistently given President Trump low marks when it comes to his job performance, but more and more voters believe that Trump, rather than former President Obama, is responsible for the current state of the economy, according to the latest Quinnipiac national survey.  Fully 46{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} say Trump is responsible, while 42{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} say Obama is. […]

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